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Dacic meets IMF delegation on Wednesday

BELGRADE - Serbia's Prime Minister Ivica Dacic will meet a delegation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday, the government office for relations with the media has stated.

CeSID and several foreign observers to monitor elections

BELGRADE - The Center for Free Elections and Democracy (CeSID) is the only domestic organization that requested and got accreditation from the national electoral commission (RIK) for monitoring early parliamentary elections, while foreign observers showed greater interest in that.

Politicians voice stands for and against IMF measures

BELGRADE - Serbia needs reforms, political party officials agreed at the conference on economic directions of Serbia's development but they did not achieve an agreement as to whether or not the measures of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) should be implemented in the reform process.

Williamson:Outcome of investigation should not be pre-judged

BRUSSELS - John Clint Williamson,lead prosecutor for the EULEX Special Investigative Task Force investigating the allegations presented in the report by Dick Marty,returned from a two-day visit to Pristina on Tuesday, where he underlined the need for bringing the investigation into the human organ trafficking to a close without pre-judgment and speculation.

Swiss company to help EPS electricity trade in Europe

BELGRADE - Serbian Energy Minister Zorana Mihajlovic signed on Tuesday on behalf of the Serbian government the Memorandum of Understanding with officials of the Electric Power Industry of Serbia (EPS) and the Swiss company Alpiq Central Europe, which will assist EPS in electricity trade on the European power market.

Economists advocate lowering interest rates on dinar loans

BELGRADE - The conditions needed for the banks to lower the interest rates on all dinar loans have been met after the interest rates on authorized overdrafts have been reduced, Serbian economists told Tanjug on Tuesday.

Strauss-Kahn: Reforms a social responsibility of Serbia

BELGRADE - It is clear that Serbia has started modernising its finances, reforming its tax administration and reducing its budgetary deficit, the Serbian government's economic advisor Dominique Strauss-Kahn has said.

NBS: FX reserves cover seven months of imports

BELGRADE - The National Bank of Serbia (NBS) FX reserves amounted to EUR 10,831.8 million at end-February, covering M1 by 351 percent or more than seven months of imports of goods and services.

Dacic: Issue of Milosevics' return must be settled

BELGRADE - It is time to settle the issue of a return of former Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic's family to Serbia because it is a legal, rather than a political issue, Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic, who is also minister of interior, said on Tuesday.

Exhibition on innovations opens at Dom Omladine

BELGRADE - An exhibition promoting innovations as a way to progress, organized by the Association of Inventors and Authors of Technical Improvements of Belgrade, opened at Dom Omladine on Tuesday.

Mrkic, Sargsyan: Lots of opportunities for cooperation

YEREVAN - Serbian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivan Mrkic and Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan agreed that the time has come for the countries, whose ties are marked by years' long friendship, to set up a legal basis for improvement of future cooperation in all areas.

Schroeder's statement proves bombing was aggression

BELGRADE - Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic stated on Tuesday that the statement by Gerhard Schroeder, former chancellor of Germany, that the 1999 air campaign against Serbia constituted a violation of international law has no legal significance for Serbia except that it proves what Serbia has always claimed - that the bombing was an aggression rather than a peacekeeping operation.

Certificates, added value - key to success

BELGRADE - Acquisition of recognized certificates and work on adding value to products are of great significance for food export, experts said at a conference on agriculture related business in Serbia.

Amorphis to perform in Belgrade on March 19

BELGRADE - Band Amorphis, veterans of the metal scene, will perform in Belgrade Youth Centre on March 19 within their world tour.

The bend is promoting their latest studio album 'Circle' released by Nuclear Blast Records in 2014.

Jankovic: Threats to LGBT persons must be sanctioned

BELGRADE - Serbia's Protector of Citizens Sasa Jankovic met on Tuesday with the representatives of the Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) and expressed his support to the organization's efforts aimed at combating discrimination against LGBT persons and strongly condemned the death threats against its activists.